Category: Metro

29 years old man docked over alleged N18.6m fraud

A 29-year old man, Israel Onwe, was on Thursday, arraigned before a Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, over alleged N18.6 million fraud Onwe, who resides at No 9, Idi-Iroko Street, off Lagos Road, Ogolonto, Ikorodu, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Prosecutor, Insp Magaji Haruna, told the…

Hardship: Police arrest man in Abuja over attempted suicide

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has confirmed the arrest of one Shuaibu Alhaji Yushau for attempting to take his own life. The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said in a statement on Monday that the arrest followed a distress call from concerned citizens about the young man who climbed a very high mast belonging to the ASO Radio…

Ogun: Gas explosion kills mother, daughter, leaves two hospitalised

A gas explosion that occurred on Ebute Road in the Ibafo area of Ogun State has claimed the lives of a mother and her seven-year-old daughter, Asisat. The deceased, 40, identified as Rafiat Sheriff, was said to have instructed her daughter to cook their dinner. Confirming the incident on Sunday, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, said: “The incident occurred last night when the…

Nasarawa: Suspects arrested for stealing motorcycle escape from custody

Two suspects nabbed for stealing a motorcycle from the premises of a popular eatery, Lavista, in Lafia, have reportedly escaped from the custody of the Nasarawa Youth Empowerment Agency, NAYEA. Operatives of NAYEA arrested the suspects at various locations within the Lafia metropolis following the incident, recovering the stolen motorcycle. According to internal sources, the suspects escaped from custody on Thursday, barely an hour after…

Police ambush Lagos kidnap gang, neutralise nine

Lagos State Police Command said its operatives on Thursday neutralised nine kidnappers, while two escaped with gunshot injuries. The command said the development followed credible and actionable intelligence about a dangerous and notorious gang of kidnappers planning to kidnap some high net-worth individuals in Lagos. This was made known on Friday in a statement by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command….

2 women arrested over alleged stealing, buying of boy

Two women have been arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command for the alleged stealing and buying of a four-year-old boy. The suspects, Blessing Okonkwo, 24, and Efunaya Nabufe, 35, who reside in Mubi North LGA, have confessed to stealing and buying the boy, identified as Friday Okonkwo. This is according to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, who disclosed on Thursday that…

Police arrest 3 cultists responsible for killings in Ekiti

As part of the ongoing onslaught against hoodlums, especially cultists who recently attacked innocent citizens in Ado-Ekiti and consequently caused serious apprehension in the state, operatives of the Ekiti State Police Command, through credible information, have arrested in Ode-Ekiti one of the fleeing members of the gang that was involved in the recent killing of four persons in Ado-Ekiti. The arrested suspect, Olanipekun Lateef, aka…

Police arrest 26-yr-old for assulting girlfriend in Niger

The Niger State Police Command has arrested Mohammed Abba Yahaya, 26, of Tungan-goro, Minna, over alleged assault on his girlfriend. He was arrested for beating and injuring his female friend, Hussena Sani. The command in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, SP Wasiu Abiodun, in Minna said, on 30/5/2024 at about 4:30 pm, a case of criminal force and assault causing injury was…

Ondo court remands motorcyclist for allegedly killing 71-yr-old farmer

An Akure Magistrate Court has remanded a 36-year-old man, Blessing Akinmade, for allegedly killing a 71-year-old farmer, Toyo Olanipekun, in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State. The suspect, a commercial motorcyclist, was remanded following his arraignment by police operatives in the state. Akinmade was accused of allegedly killing and burying the deceased in a shallow at Igbobini Ese-Odo Local Government. The suspect was accused…

Student remanded for allegedly raping mad woman

A secondary school student in Adamawa State has been remanded for allegedly raping a mad woman three times. The student, Idris Alex Emeka who attends Capital Government Day Secondary School, pleaded guilty at the Chief Magistrate Court 2 in Yola where he is arraigned on a charge of rape. Magistrate Musa Alhaji Adamu, the presiding judge of the court, remanded the 20-year-old defendant after he…

6 killed, 15 injured as woman detonates bomb in Borno

No fewer than six people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide attack in Gwoza, Borno. The tragedy occurred when a suicide bomber detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Gwoza town. NAN reports that the attack took place at a busy motor park known as Marrarraban Gwoza. The Borno State Commissioner of Police (CP), Yusuf Lawal, confirmed the attack, stating that it…

Rainstorm kills minor, destroys 50 houses in Yobe [PHOTOS]

A torrential rain accompanied by violent wind has led to the death of a 7-year-old boy in Tsohon Garin Nangere in Nangere Local Government Area of Yobe State. Reports emerging from the community indicated that 20 people were seriously injured, while about 50 houses and shops were destroyed by the heavy rain. The incident occurred today at about 9 AM when residents were going about…

Five killed as militias attack two Taraba communities

Five persons were confirmed to have been killed in attacks that occurred on Wednesday in two separate communities in Taraba State. The attacks took place in Gashaka and Wukari local government councils. While that of Gashaka that led to the killing of three persons occurred in Mayo-Sabere in Mai-Idanu ward, the Wukari incident which claimed two farmers, took place in the Rafin-Kada community. Those killed…

NDLEA seizes illicit drugs, secures conviction of suspects in Kaduna

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says it has confiscated 7,362.645kg of illicit drugs and secured the conviction of 109 suspects from 1,165 arrests made in Kaduna State from June 2023 to date. The Commander of the NDLEA, Kaduna State Command, Samaila Danmallam, disclosed this while addressing newsmen to commemorate the United Nations International Day Against Illicit Drugs Abuse and Trafficking on Wednesday in…

Police launch manhunt for officer in Anambra over alleged N800,000 extortion

The Police Command in Anambra State has launched a manhunt for a yet-to-be-identified officer, who allegedly extorted the sum of N810,000 from a victim. An activist, Harrison Gwamnishu had in a post on his official X handle, raised the alarm on Tuesday that some police officers allegedly extorted N810,000 from a motorist in Onitsha. According to him, one of the officers, during a stop-and-search, allegedly…

Tension as Bauchi Federal Polytechnic students protest armed robbery attacks, death of one

Tension erupted on Tuesday at the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, as students protested after suspected armed robbers invaded off-campus accommodations in the Gwallameji area of Bauchi metropolis, a student community, resulting in one death and the theft of properties. The robbery incident was said to have occurred on Tuesday at about 2:30 in the morning. DAILY POST gathered that an unidentified man reportedly died from the…

Flood: Boy, 16, swept away in Ogun

A 16-year-old boy simply identified as Dimeji, was reportedly swept away on Friday by a flood around St Anthony Secondary School, Igbeba, Ijebu-Ode. Dimeji who is an apprentice barber around Awokoya, was said to have slipped into the flooded canal by accident, believing he was stepping on the plank that was normally used to cross over. DAILY POST gathered that the deceased had recently celebrated…

Police arrest two suspects for car theft in Niger

The Niger State Police Command has arrested two suspects for alleged conspiracy and theft of a vehicle in Minna, the state capital. They were reportedly nabbed in the process of selling the vehicle for N6.5 million in Minna. The suspects were identified as Waza Bulus, 41, of Zango-Kataf, Kaduna State and Yahaya Amodu, 45, of Kwakuti, Niger State. Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer…

Osun: Three dead, 22 injured in Eid-El-Kabir crashes

Three persons have died in an accident that occurred in Aagba town, Osun State on Sunday. It was gathered that the accident involved a motorcycle and a private car. The driver of the private car reportedly fled the scene of the crash. The fatalities were three passengers being conveyed by the motorcycle. The spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Osun State…

Police arrest 3 over fabrication of JAMB admission letters

The police have arrested three members of a syndicate that specialises in falsifying admission letters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB. This was disclosed by the Police Force Public Relations Officer, Olumiyiwa Adejobi, on Thursday. According to him, the three suspects were arrested in connection with the cases of conspiracy, computer-related forgery and system interference, contrary to sections 8, 13 and 27 of…

Bida poly: Male, female students found dead in Niger

Two students of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State, have been found dead in a room at the FMC Quarters in Bida town, within the Bida Local Government Area of the state. The lifeless bodies of the students, simply identified as Mr Bam and a female student, Aisha, were reportedly discovered on Sunday morning when they could not be seen after daybreak. According to Daily…

NSCDC busts illegal refinery in Abia, nabs 12 suspects

The Abia State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in collaboration with the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad, has arrested 12 suspected pipeline vandals in Obiakpo Obuzo Asa, in Ukwa West LGA of Abia State. The discovery and arrests were achieved through credible intelligence. In line with its mandate and the directives of Commandant General Ahmed Abubakar Audi, NSCDC Abia Command…

Delta: Inmate escapes from correctional centre day after arrival of new controller

The Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS, has threatened to unravel the circumstances leading to the mysterious escape of an inmate from the Sapele Correctional Centre, Delta State, and punish those implicated in the incident. Paul Michael is said to have escaped mysteriously during the weekend, a day after the new Controller of the State Corrections Service, Raymond Neagu, resumed office in the state. Michael was imprisoned…

Why we raided Akure night clubs, arrest 127 suspected Yahoo boys – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has disclosed that its operatives raided nightclubs in Akure, Ondo State, on Saturday. While revealing that no fewer than 127 suspected internet fraudsters were arrested during the sting operation carried out in the wee hours of Saturday, the anti-graft agency stated that the operation was basically to effect the arrest of the suspects after receiving an intel. DAILY…

EFCC storms bachelor’s eve party in Ondo, arrests groom-to-be

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday stormed some clubs and lounges in Akure, the Ondo State capital, where suspected internet fraudsters were arrested. Among the suspects arrested by the anti-graft agency was a groom-to-be who was picked while having his bachelor’s eve with some of his friends in one of the popular clubs in Akure metropolis. During the sting operation,…

16 still trapped 4 days after mining site collapse in Niger

Residents of Galadima-Kogo, have appealed to the Federal Government to deploy modern equipment for the rescue of miners trapped in a pit in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger. Recall that a mining site collapsed on Monday in Galadima-Kogo village, Shiroro Council Area of Niger, killing one person and trapping several others. Wasiu Abiodun, the spokesperson for the Police Command in Niger, confirmed that 20…

Police arrest 2 robbers terrorizing Adamawa-Gombe highway

Police operatives in Adamawa State have arrested two men suspected to be armed robbers. The duo were said to be among five men who have been terrorizing motorists along the Numan-Lafiya road connecting Adamawa and Gombe states. A statement from the Adamawa State Police Command obtained Wednesday morning gave the names of the two now in custody as Bello Siddiki, aged 31 years; and Hammadu…

Customs confirms killing of rice smuggler in Badagry

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A has confirmed the accidental killing of a smuggler in the Badagry area of Lagos State. The Public Relations Officer, FOU Zone A, Theophilus Duniya, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Tuesday in Badagry. Duniya said a group of men armed with charms and machetes attacked the team while evacuating smuggled…

Three injured in Osun multiple car crash

Three persons sustained severe injuries while two others escaped unhurt in a multiple accident which occurred on Sunday morning in Osun. According to a First Information Report, FIR, issued by the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Osun State Sector Commander, Inyang Umoh, the crash occurred along the Ilesa-Akure route at the Igbelajewa bend, 15 kilometres from Iwaraja junction. The report which was made available by…

Ekiti Agro Marshals parade two suspected drug dealers

The Ekiti State Agro Marshalls has announced the arrest of two individuals, Sheyi Alaba and Ayodeji Ajayi, in connection with the possession and trading of illicit drugs. Commander of the Corps, Mr Olamide Oni, said Alaba is suspected of specializing in the trading on Indian hemp, while Ajayi is suspected of dealing on Indian hemp, cocaine, heroin and Colorado. Oni, a retired Commissioner of Police,…